Indore: Kin of organ doners get insurance cover
Family members of ten people who donated their eyes and 18 people who donated their bodies were given medical insurance policy of Rs 3 lakh each during a function at divisional commissioner's office in Indore on Friday.Updated: May 15, 2015 21:29 IST
Family members of ten people who donated their eyes and 18 people who donated their bodies were given medical insurance policy of Rs 3 lakh each during a function at divisional commissioner's office in Indore on Friday.
The policies, which have been issued by the National Insurance Company Limited, were handed over by the divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey.
The policy premium will be given by the Organ Donation Society.
The move has been started so that people are encouraged to donate their eyes and bodies.
Dubey said the programme was running successfully in Indore and they were now in a position to give the bodies to other medical colleges.
He said a body will be given to Rewa Medical College on their demand.
Dubey said the Organ Donation Society was tying up with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for bone marrow transplant.
Addressing the relatives of the doners, Dubey said the people who donate their bodies and eyes continue to live even after death.
He said such act will encourage others to donate their bodies. He said detail information about the society is available at http://www.organdonationindore.org.
Society treasurer Vishnu Agrawal said the society recently got a donation of Rs 10 lakhs.
Agrawal said workshops of doctors, pensioners and senior citizens will be held to encourage them to donate their bodies.
He said the family members of a doner will be given a Rs 2 lakh accident insurance under the Prime Minister's Accident Insurance Scheme.
First Published: May 15, 2015 21:16 IST